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Newlands Avenue and South Anderson Drive, Newlands, Including Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1304 / 57°7'49"N

Longitude: -2.1282 / 2°7'41"W

OS Eastings: 392335

OS Northings: 804390

OS Grid: NJ923043

Mapcode National: GBR S76.4N

Mapcode Global: WH9QX.81TM

Entry Name: Newlands Avenue and South Anderson Drive, Newlands, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 7 March 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395946

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48518

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Airyhall/Broomhill/Garthdee

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Possibly Brown and Watt, dated 1889. 2-storey, 3-bay villa with gothic detailing. Tooled coursed granite ashlar finely finished to margins of SE and NE elevations; Aberdeen bond rubble to remainder. Base course; chamfered reveals; stone transoms to ground floor windows; modillion dividing band course, chamfered 1st floor cill course; eaves course; stone finials to apexes of gables; curved angles at ground floor corbelled-out to form right angles at 1st floor.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gableted porch advanced to centre bay of ground floor, deeply chamfered reveals to doorway, basket-arched door, 2-leaf with gothic panelling, tooled tympanum reading "18 WM (or MW) 89", iron lamp set in gablehead, bipartite window to 1st floor above. Gabled bay slightly advanced to left, 3-light canted window to ground floor surmounted by blocking course, bipartite window to 1st floor, quatrefoil set in gablehead. Bipartite window to ground floor of bay to left, gabled bipartite breaking eaves to 1st floor, semi-circular opening with inset trefoil-head set in gablehead. Circular angle tower to outer left, 2 windows to ground and 1st floors, semi-circular lucarnes with inset trefoil-heads to fish-scale conical roof, surmounted by iron weathervane.

NE ELEVATION: gabled; architraved bipartite windows to ground and 1st floors.

NW ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; single storey addition to ground floor at centre and left bays, window to left of ground floor; broad 3-light stained-glass stair window to centre of 1st floor, flanked to left and right by gableted windows breaking eaves, iron sunflower finials to apexes.

SW ELEVATION: gabled; window to centre of ground and 1st floors, doorway to bay to left with window above.

Predominantly 2-pane timber sash and case windows to ground floor, small-pane upper sashes to 1st floor; curved glass to windows in tower. Grey slate roof with lead ridges. Pointed coped stone skews with gableted skewputts. Granite gablehead stacks with dentil recesses below coping, circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 2001.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped boundary walls with square-plan gatepiers to E, high walls to W.

Statement of Interest

Built just to the NW of an earlier farmhouse (now demolished), Newlands has been surrounded by later residential development. Newlands was built for the Smith family. The house is particularly well detailed, features of note include the decorative porch, trefoils, skews and skewputts, stained glass and iron finials.

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